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October 2, 2014 - Peter Schuck
Why Government Fails So Often – And how it can do better.
Yale Law prof.
From healthcare to workplace conduct,
the fed. gov’t manages more of our lives.
An alarming consequence is a threat to gov’t legitimacy.
Examples of how to right the foundering ship of state.
Info & Daily Show: www.bit.ly/Schuck
NYC Junto Newsletter
written by Iris Bell on September 2, 2014
* Junto meeting Thursday, September 4 
* Junto speakers through March 2015
* NEW  "The Sacred Self: Ayn Rand" Wed., Sept. 10
* NEW  "Atlas Shrugged Part Three" film opens Fri., Sept 12
* NEW  Constitution Celebration NYC, Sat., Sept. 13 
* NEW  Johnson interview about his Tea Party Opera
* NEW  Gotham Tea Party meeting Mon., Sept. 15
* NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., Sept. 28
* NEW  Meet the old sweatshops: Same as the new
* NEW  Why Rand doesn't use social justice to justify capitalism
* NEW  Quent Cordair art gallery was hit by Calif. earthquake
* NEW  The Ayn Rand Dollar
* NEW  Yaron Brook on inequality and Piketty's "Capitalism"
* NEW  "Government's Money Monopoly," Henry Mark Holzer
* NEW  Items of interest...related to Ayn Rand
* NEW  Institute for Justice on "The Attack on Food Freedom"
* NEW  Hamas: A litmus test for libertarians
* NEW  The 9th International Climate Change Conference
* NEW  Jay Taylor investment shows and his newsletter 
* NEW  Larry Park Show on TV and online
* NEW  Yaron Brook on: Israel to NSA to Paleo eating
* NEW  Gene Epstein's PowerPoint on "Capital" at Aug. Junto
* NEW  Amazon admirably mocks unjust French law
* NEW  Cato will focus on: government force doesn't work
* NEW  Learning at Our House, homeschooling classes
* NEW  Engineers don't make jobs, politicians got it wrong
* NEW  Ukraine exposes globalism's flawed premise
* NEW  Free market and Objectivist groups, sites and podcasts
* Fred Cookinham's five Ayn Rand walking tours
* Read and post to Junto sites
* About Junto and this Junto newsletter

Junto focuses on free markets, Objectivism and investing.
It's a group that shares information, discusses current issues
and presents speakers

Thursday, September 4
George Meegan 
"The Longest Walk: 
The record of our world's first crossing of the entire Americas."

Admission free -- no reservation necessary
* We'll socialize from 7:00pm to 7:30pm
* 7:30pm moderator, Gene Epstein calls first for announcements
    of things happening before the next Junto. Then he asks for
    other announcements and for people introducing themselves.
* The speaker begins promptly at 8:00pm.
* Most speakers will present their thoughts in several sections.
    Each section will have audience questions, discussions and
    rebuttal of the speaker's points.
* Discussions are intense but polite.
* The meeting will continue to 10:00pm or later.

General Society Library
20 West 44 St., between 5th and 6th Aves., NYC
near the Grand Central Terminal

* Junto meets on the first Thursday of every month
* Participation by all attendees is highly encouraged.
* 70 to 150 people attend most Juntos.

George Meegan "The Longest Walk: The record of our world's 
first crossing of the entire Americas." Adventurer, lecturer, 
school reformer and world traveler. He went from Tierra del 
Fuego, South America to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, 19,019 miles, 
in 2,425 days, between 1977 and 1983...shot at, chased by a 
one-legged gaucho, walked impassable Darien Gap. 
    Meegan's an adventurer, lecturer and world traveller. He 
holds the most official world's records, eight, of any European. 
This includes "The Longest Unbroken March of All Time."
    In 2000 he completed almost 500km (311 miles) to reach 
Barrow, Alaska. He got the USA to apologize to First Nations
for "cowardly killing of woman and children."
    His whole journey was made on foot. The story's in his book 
"The Longest Walk." It's his personal account of the challenges, 
hardships of travelling alone, without money, for years on end, 
across the vast sweep of our planet. 
    Of the extraordinary people he encountered as he walked the 
length of Americas. "Wonderful!" says Meegan.
    No human had ever traversed the Americas by vehicle or 
even aircraft. Today, near 3 decades later, it's still un-equaled. 
    He's in "Guinness Book of World Records." His adventure
is used in Japanese universities and as an "inspiration" was put 
in the National Curriculum for their middle schools. 
    His site: www.bit.ly/GMeegan

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Come to Junto, meet these upcoming speakers:

October 2    Peter Schuck "Why Government Fails So Often -- 
and how it can do better." Yale law professor. From healthcare 
to workplace conduct, the federal government manages more of 
our lives. The consequence is a threat to government legitimacy. 
Examples of how to right the foundering ship of state. 
Information and his visit to The Daily Show: www.bit.ly/Schuck

November 6    Bryan Caplan "Is college worth it?" Professor 
economics George Mason University. His next book "The Case 
Against Education." He blogs at EconLog: www.tiny.cc/EconB

December 4    Donald J. Boudreaux "Half-Wits and Hypocrites:
2013-2014." Senior fellow Mercatus Center, and professor
economics George Mason University chair, study of free market 
capitalism, Mercatus Center. Specializes in globalization and 
trade, law and economics, and antitrust economics. He blogs 
daily at: www.CafeHayek.com. He's on Stossel talking to
students about economics: www.tiny.cc/econStossel

January 1, 2015    Stephen Harner: "Myths and Realities of 
China's Role in Asia and of the Pivot to Asia by the U.S." 
Former U.S. foreign service officer, Beijing, D.C., Hong Kong 
and Tokyo. Successful career in Asian-based banking. His 
Forbes blog is Whither Japan: www.tiny.cc/Harner

February 5, 2015    Benjamin W. Powell, speaking about his book,
"Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the global economy." Director
Free Market Institute at the Texas Tech University and senior 
fellow at the Independent Institute, a libertarian think tank. 
a celebration of Ayn Rand's 110th birthday.

March 5, 2015    Nina Teicholz & John Mackey will DEBATE:
"An animal foods/low-carb centered diet is unhealthy 
compared with a 90+% plant-based diet that 
excludes sugar and refined grain products."
    Teicholz will take the negative and Mackey will take 
the affirmative.
    Teicholz is the author of "The Big Fat Surprise: 
Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet." 
    She's an investigative journalist who's written for Gourmet, 
The New Yorker, The Economist and The New York Times. 
She's reported for National Public Radio.
    Mackey is working on a book about healthy diet. He spoke 
at Junto in June 2013. He's co-CEO of Whole Foods Market. 
    His stores often have Dr. Fuhrman's Nutrient Density numbers 
on items on the salad bar. Fuhrman says 90% of the daily diet 
should be nutrient rich plant foods: www.tiny.cc/DrF  
And here's Whole Food Market's site for healthy eating: 

Wed., Sept. 10, "The Sacred Self: 
Ayn Rand on Abortion, Foreign Policy and Environmentalism"
    A talk by Keith Lockitch, Ayn Rand Institute scholar. 
Contrary to conservatives, Rand supported the right to abortion;
contrary to libertarians, she upheld assertive foreign policy; 
and contrary to liberals, she opposed environmentalism. 
    What unites these seemingly disparate positions? What
explains the moral fire with which she expressed her views on 
these issues? Lockitch will argue that the answer is in Rand's 
view of self-esteem, which is key to understanding her 
perspective on issues of policy.
    Wednesday, September 10
CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, off 34th Street
reception 5:30pm, lecture 6:00pm, Q&A 6:45pm
Light refreshment will be served.
    Students free   General audience $10.00
15% off if you sign up for all 10 talks. 
Online, or pay at door, cash or credit card.
Sign up at: www.tiny.cc/RandTalk
    This is the first in the series "The Road to a Free Society: 
ARI on Tour," 10 months of NYC lectures. Each is on the
second Wednesday of the month, all in the same location.

    "ARI on Tour" speakers will be in New York, Chicago, 
Palo Alto, San Francisco and Irvine, CA, over the next 10 months.
    These scholars will apply highlights of the work of Ayn Rand
Institute using Rand's views of individualism and capitalism to 
the cultural and political issues of our time. 
    If you're new to Rand's ideas these talks are an opportunity
to learn how her ideas apply to important issues of our time.
    If you're familiar with Rand's philosophy, but haven't been
involved with the Institute, this is a chance to learn about them. 
    Regardless of your level of awareness of Rand's ideas, this 
is your chance to ask questions and engage the scholars.

Wednesday, October 8, 5:30pm 
    "End the Debt Draft: How the Welfare State is Exploiting 
    Millennials" with Don Watkins

Wednesday, November 12, 7:00pm
    "Cronyism, Corruption and Government Power"
    with Steve Simpson

Wednesday, December 10, 5:30pm 
    "Religion vs. Freedom" with Onkar Ghate 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 5:30pm
    "How Goes the Battle" with Yaron Brook

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 5:30pm
    "Medicare Turns 50: Should We Celebrate?"
    with Rituparna Basu

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30pm
    "America, Israel and the Middle East" with Elan Journo

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:30pm
    To be announced, with Aaron Smith 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015,  5:30pm 
    "Sowing the Seeds of Fear: GMOs and the 
    Environmentalist Movement" with Amanda Maxham

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 5:30pm 
    "In Defense of Selfishness" with Peter Schwartz

"Atlas Shrugged Part Three" film opens on Fri., Sept 12
    See the newest trailer here: www.tiny.cc/AtlasTrailer
On the central plot device, David Kelley, Atlas Society, tells of 
the strike of the producers. Its essential purpose is to withdraw
the sanction of the victim. He contrasts it with labor strikes and 
passive resistance, explaining its philosophical basis.
    Watch this talk at: www.tiny.cc/KelleySanction 

Constitution Celebration NYC, 2nd annual, Sat., Sept. 13, 
    10:00am to 6:00pm, Bitfire Inc., 320 West 37 St., Suite 600
$15, under age 18 $1
10:00am: Opening remarks by Robert Begley, MC
    NY Heroes Society founder
10:15am:  Andrew Bernstein, Objectivist writer and professor
    The Moral and Practical Case for Second Amendment Rights 
11:15am : Boston Tea Party Opera excerpt
11:30 am: Shane Krauser, director American Academy for 
    Constitutional. How to Argue the Constitution 
    and Win Every Time, introduction
12:00: Lunch on your own
1:30pm - Shane Krauser, How to Argue the Constitution 
    and Win Every Time, interactive session 1
2:00pm Immigrant Perspective panel
3:00pm Shane Krauser, How to Argue the Constitution 
    and Win Every Time, interactive session 2
4:00pm Boston Tea Party Opera excerpt 
4:30 pm Shane Krauser, How to Argue the Constitution
    and Win Every Time, interactive session and wrap up 

Matthew Zachary Johnson interview about his Tea Party Opera
    What was your inspiration for the opera?
I first had the idea for the show a little over three years ago. It 
was the news headlines that got me thinking about the founding 
of our country and the iconic Boston Tea Party. When I
imagined that event, it struck me as so dramatic and rich in 
meaning; I thought "somebody should write an opera about 
that!" Then I paused and though, "Hey wait a minute, I should 
write an opera about that!"
    Read this interview at: www.tiny.cc/OperaTeaParty

Save the date: Gotham Tea Party meeting Monday, Sept. 15
    Can Rob Maness retire Mary Landrieu? Meet Col. Maness,
decide for yourself! Maness wants the Republican nomination 
to go against ObamaCare Mary, Sen. Mary Landrieu of
Louisiana. Come to the meeting to learn more. 
    Visit: www.tiny.cc/TeaPartyManess
McGee's Bar & Grill, 240 West 55 Street, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Come at 6:00pm to order dinner. $10 pre-paid; $15 at the door.
Hors d'oeuvres served, cash bar. Announcement and 
pre-payment link to follow: www.tiny.cc/GothamTea

NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sunday, Sept. 28, 3:00pm
    As always, we'll talk about Ayn Rand, her works, challenges,
Objectivist life, options, associations and knowledge.
    Give and take, open to all, no charge, no reservations.
It's on the last Sunday of each month.
    It's at The Midtown Restaurant, 155 East 55 Street, between
3rd and Lexington Avenues, mid-block on the north side
of 55th Street, in Manhattan, free.
    There are usually about two dozen people at each Meetup.
Benny Pollack, Ayn Rand Meetup organizer, says: "Join our
group of regular Objectivists for a lively discussion on topics
related to Ayn Rand and Objectivist philosophy in general.
    "Please join us. If you are already versed in the topic, want
to learn or just want to spend an intellectually stimulating
afternoon, please come. I hope to see you all there."
    Get up-to-date info: www.AynRand.meetup.com/8

Meet the old sweatshops: Same as the new
    by Benjamin W. Powell, Independent Institute senior fellow
Before workplace safety regulations, factories with poor working
conditions were often economic springboards of prosperity in 
the developed world. This lesson is vitally important for activists 
who want to improve the lives of sweatshop workers today in 
developing countries. Read it here: www.tiny.cc/sweatShop
    Powell will speak about sweatshops at Junto on Feb. 5, 2015.

Why Rand doesn't use social justice to justify capitalism
    In an essay by Don Watkins: ...Rand is not working from the 
premise that we evaluate capitalism morally by asking whether 
it benefits "the least well-off class."
    Rand's perspective is thoroughly individualist. As an egoist, 
her view is that each individual should pursue his own happiness, 
and her moral defense of capitalism consists of arguing that
capitalism frees each individual to pursue his own happiness.
Poor individuals have no special standing in her view.
    So why does she bring them up at all?...Rand is heading off
the objection that capitalism sacrifices those with less ability 
to those with more....
    Rand's answer is that there is a harmony of interests under 
capitalism: each individual can pursue and achieve his interests 
under freedom (and only under freedom) -- even the poorest 
individual. Under capitalism, no one is sacrificed to anyone.
    The difference here may seem subtle, but it's profound....
Read all of this essay at: www.tiny.cc/ARvsSocialJustice

Quent Cordair art gallery was hit by the Napa, Calif. earthquake
    Many Objectivists and conservatives enjoy the art they sell. 
Lots of broken windows but everyone is OK. News about the 
shop is at: www.facebook.com/Cordair
    Though the shop is closed for now, they're selling paintings,
prints and sculpture on their site: www.cordair.com

The Ayn Rand Dollar
    Money magazine is asking people to vote online about 
putting the image of a woman on America's paper currency. 
They give options such as Abigail Adams, Sally Ride and 
Beyoncé Knowles.
    Ayn Rand is leading with over 57 percent of the vote.
Eleanor Roosevelt is a distant second at 10 percent. See it here:

Yaron Brook on inequality and Piketty's book on capitalism
    This is the best I've heard or read on inequality and Thomas
Piketty's take on it. Yaron, president of the Ayn Rand Institute, 
has been studying inequality. 
    He's interviewed on Don Watkins' weekly podcast, Debt 
Diologues. Yaron clearly explains why THIS it the moment 
there's a focus on inequality and Piketty's ideas about it. 
    It's been ignored that capitalist societies are unequal 
societies, yet they brought millions out of poverty in Europe 
during the 19th century. 
    During recent decades more millions have been brought out 
of poverty than in all of human history. This is happening in 
Asia and Africa as they move toward capitalism.
    With taxes on the rich and the programs for the poor, no one 
questions the fact that the poor aren't helped. Altruism stops 
any discussion of why redistribution from the middle class 
to the poor is tolerated.
    Piketty wants to tax the rich, although he says it won't bring 
in much money. He doesn't focus on helping the poor, he only 
wants to bring down the rich, the productive.    
    Listen to it here, just 47 minutes: www.tiny.cc/inequality 

Government's Money Monopoly, edition 2, Henry Mark Holzer
     Hank reread his first edition of 1981, says: "I was stunned to
realize that it could have been written in 2014 because...Congress 
and the President, abetted by the Supreme Court -- has continued 
to engorge DC's power over money and by extrapolation, taken 
over the fields of finance and economics in the U.S." The first
edition forward is by Murray Rothbard. 125 pages
    Read it here: www.tiny.cc/MoneyM

Items of interest...related to Ayn Rand
* Ayn Rand quote, construction site, 59th Street between Lex. & 
    Park: "The skyline of New York is a monument of a splendour 
    that no pyramids or palaces will ever equal or approach."
* Sign up for a daily "Coffee with Reason" Get a short email 
    from Ayn Rand Institute with a link to an item to read or a 
    podcast to hear, with your coffee: www.tiny.cc/DailyReason
* Ayn Rand on Humor, download Robert Mayhew's 4 hour talk 
    with Q&A, $2.75: www.tinyurl.com/RandHumor
* Ayn Rand began The Objectivist Newsletter in 1962. Why did 
    she decide to be its editor and writer? Shoshana Milgram's 
    1-1/2 hour talk, 99 cents: www.tinyurl.com/RandNews
* "Mathematics is About the World: How Ayn Rand's theory 
    of concepts unlocks the false alternatives between Plato's 
    mathematical universe and Hilbert's game of symbols"
    by Robert E Knapp. Learn more: www.tiny.cc/ARmath
* "All an Ayn Rand hero really wants is love," by Robert 
    Tracinski. Spoiler alert: This assumes you've read "Atlas 
    Shrugged," every bit of it's a spoiler. It's part of his upcoming 
    reader's guide to "Atlas." He analyzes heroes and villains in 
    relation to friendship, love & money: www.tiny.cc/RandHero

Institute for Justice report on "The Attack on Food Freedom"
    This report from Keep Food Legal executive director Baylen 
Linnekin and the Institute for Justice shows how food producers 
across the U.S. are increasingly dealing with government 
officials who want to tell them what they grow, raise, sell and eat. 
   The report outlines case after case of local, state and federal 
officials cracking down on farmers, chefs, grocers and other 
artisans. From bans on front yard vegetable gardens to bans on
subjectively large sodas, food freedom is under attack.
    This report finds that overzealous food safety regulations,
bureaucratic hoops and the "new" public health threaten the 
livelihood of small business owners nationwide.
    The first in a new IJ series, Perspectives on Economic Liberty.
IJ is a public interest law firm dedicated to fighting for economic 
liberty of entrepreneurs nationwide: www.tiny.cc/FoodF

Hamas: A litmus test for libertarians
    Walter Hudson in PJ Media writes: ...advocacy of anarchy 
requires one to minimize the legitimacy of foreign threats while
demonizing any action which government takes to protect 
citizens. After all, if government can be seen acting properly
in defense of liberty, that stands as evidence against anarchism: 

The 9th International Climate Change Conference
    Heartland Institute sponsored its 9th Conference. The Ayn 
Rand Institute was a co-sponsor. Watch videos of all keynote 
speeches and panel discussions, by climate scientists and policy 
analysts with a rational perspective: www.tiny.cc/ClimateH

Jay Taylor's investment shows and his newsletter 
    He's often at Junto. He's the editor of his J Taylor's Gold & 
Technology Stocks newsletter, host of his radio show: "Turning 
Hard Times into Good Times" and host of his internet show: 
"Turning Hard Times into Good Times." Gene Epstein will be
on, promoting this Junto. All here: www.JayTaylorMedia.com

Larry Park Show on TV and online
    Larry visits Junto on occasion. His specialty is gold. He 
interviews people: current events, book reviews, public policy, 
gold, investments, computer software/hardware reviews, 
financial reporting and retirement security.
    Watch anytime on www.blip.tv/the-larry-parks-show and on 
Thursday, 7:00pm, MNN2, channel 56, TimeWarner Cable TV.

Yaron Brook on everything from Israel to NSA to Paleo eating
    "Don't Let It Go Unheard" is a weekly podcast devoted to 
discussion of news and politics from the perspective of Ayn 
Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Host Amy Peikoff had the 
president of the Ayn Rand Institute talking about topics 
including Israel, the NSA (he recently attended a day-long 
presentation there) and Paleo eating: www.tiny.cc/YaronD

Gene Epstein's PowerPoint on "Capital in the 21st Century" 
    The August Junto speaker was Gene. You can see his
presentation at the Junto Forum: www.tiny.cc/GeneCapital

Amazon admirably mocks unjust French law
    Aaron Fried in the Objective Standard writes of the French 
government passing an "anti-Amazon" amendment which 
forbids online giants from delivering books free of charge. 
     Learn what Amazon did: www.tiny.cc/antiAmazon

Cato will focus on the fact that government force doesn't work
     John Allison, president of Cato sends out a letter six times 
a year. He wrote in his latest that Cato is going to focus in all 
areas on the fact that government force doesn't work. 
    Cato's seemed scattered in the things they were doing. 
I think it's wonderful that they'll begin to link themselves 
to this one important message. www.cato.org

Learning at Our House, interview about homeschooling classes
    Robert Begley, often at Junto, interviews teacher Rachel 
Miner about these products for homeschoolers: history, music, 
literature and science. The classes are taught online to a live 
audience and are available as recordings as well.
    Scott Powell created the original program, history of Western 
Civilization, later inviting others to create adjunct courses. 
    Teachers engage students in highly interactive learning. 
Example: test reviews in sciences are conducted via Jeopardy 
style quizzes. Literature assignments often involve students 
imagining themselves interacting with book characters: imagine 
Captain Keller from "The Miracle Worker" was your babysitter 
and you broke something. Students present memorized poems,
science projects, history papers and enjoy live feedback from 
both teachers and peers...questioning is encouraged.
    An exercise: science students are encouraged to go around 
their homes & discover as many examples of levers as they can.
    Each program involves these 3 aspects -- interactive learning, 
essentialized material, focus on how subject matter is of value 
in students' lives. Read Robert's article: www.tiny.cc/homeS

Engineers don't make jobs, politicians got it wrong again
    by Curtis Ellis, who's often at Junto 
Our politicians have been saying if we just get better grades 
in math, America will always be a leader in innovation even
though all the things we invent are made in factories in China.
    But now we're told that the inventors who got straight As 
want to be in China where all the factories that make the nifty 
gadgets are. Read it all at: www.tiny.cc/inventorJobs

Ukraine exposes globalism's flawed premise
    another article by Curtis Ellis  
The crisis in Ukraine has done more than expose weaknesses 
in regional security and international air safety arrangements. 
It has exposed fundamental flaws in the bedrock assumptions 
underlying that secular faith known as globalization....
    Read the rest at: www.tiny.cc/globalUkraine

Free market and Objectivist groups, sites and podcasts

*** Groups which meet in Manhattan ***
Ayn Rand NY Tours -- www.tiny.cc/ToursRand
Gotham Tea Party -- www.tiny.cc/GothamTea
Manhattan Libertarian Party -- www.manhattanLP.org
NYC Ayn Rand Meetup -- www.meetup.com/AynRand-8
NYC Junto -- www.NYCjunto.org    
NY Objectivists/NY Heroes --
    www.tiny.cc/NYheroesObj and www.meetup.com/nyheroes

*** Sites to visit ***
Aristos: An Online Review of the Arts -- www.aristos.org
"Atlas" in your life -- www.Fountainheadinstitute.com
Ayn Rand Institute -- www.AynRand.org
Ayn Rand Lexicon -- www.AynRandLexicon.com
Center for Industrial Progress -- www.tiny.cc/indProgress
Cato Institute -- www.cato.org
education blog -- www.LiberatingEducation.blogspot.com
Forum for Ayn Rand fans -- www.forums.4aynRandFans.com
Institute for Justice -- www.ij.org
Libertarianism introduction from Cato -- www.Libertarianism.org
Liberty Magazine -- www.tiny.cc/LibertyMag
Ludwig Von Mises Institute -- www.mises.org
News Sandwich from Amy Peikoff -- www.tiny.cc/NewsS
Objectivism Online -- www.objectivismOnline.com
Powell History -- www.tiny.cc/PowellHistory
Powell history courses -- www.HistoryAtOurHouse.com
Real Clear Politics -- www.RealClearPolitics.com
Rebirth of Reason -- www.RebirthOfReason.com
Sense of Life Objectivists -- www.soloPassion.com
The Atlasphere -- www.theAtlasphere.com
The Atlas Society -- www.AtlasSociety.org
The College of the United States -- www.rifinst.org
The Objective Standard -- www.theObjectiveStandard.com
The Objective Standard's Blog -- www.tiny.cc/blogTOS
The Tracinski Letter -- www.tracinskiLetter.com
Tracinski at The Federalist  --www.tiny.cc/FedTra

*** Internet podcasts, all free ***
These are mainly weekly "radio" shows you can hear online.
    Listen to any show live or at any time. Some are on iTunes.
If you're listening live, join by commenting or asking questions
by phone, email, in a chat room, tweeting, etc. 

* "Don't let it go unheard" Amy Peikoff's discussion
of news and politics from the perspective of Ayn Rand's
philosophy Objectivism.
    Bosch Fawstin, illusWriter is usually on the show. Visit his
site to see his clever and dramatic work: www.tiny.cc/BoschF
    Robert Begley, a Junto regular, often calls in live.
    Live Fri. 11:00pm to 1:00am eastern time

* "Philosophy in action" Diana Heish answer questions from
listeners, applying rational principles. to challenges of real life.
    Live Sun. Q&As: 11:00am eastern time
    Live Thur. Interviews: 9:00pm eastern time

* "The Peikoff podcasts"
Alternate weeks have Leonard Peikoff, philosopher, Ayn Rand's
intellectual heir
Yaron Brook, president Ayn Rand Institute.
    Leonard answers questions about Ayn Rand's philosophy
Objectivism. He focuses on human relationships, career, moral
issues -- not technical philosophy or practical politics.
    Yaron answers questions on politics, economics, foreign policy.
Podcasts available by topic, single questions or full episodes:

Fred Cookinham's five Ayn Rand walking tours
* "Atlas Shrugged"
* Ayn Rand's Park Ave.
* Skyscrapers of ''The Fountainhead''
* Ayn Rand on Broadway
* Ayn Rand Fifth Ave.    
Scheduled tours $20, and over 65 $15. Private tours $30.
To arrange for your private tour or for more information, call
Fred at home: 718-397-9019 or on his cell: 917-607-9019 or
email him: fcookinham [at] juno.com
    Fred's tours get better because he never stops researching.
''What I have learned from a lifetime of studying Ayn Rand."
    He's often at Junto and Ayn Rand Meetups. He gave his
''Ayn Rand and Free Market Tour'' for Mont Pelerin Society.

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About Junto and this Junto newsletter
* Gene Epstein moderates Junto. He's the economics editor
    and books editor of Barron's, the weekly business magazine,
    author of ''Econospinning: How to read between the lines
    When the media manipulate the numbers'' www.tiny.cc/Econo
* Iris Bell writes this e-newsletter, designs the Junto handouts
    and is a freelance graphic designer. She was Ayn Rand's
    and the Nathaniel Branden Institute's graphic designer.
* Oleg Atbashian created NYCjunto.com. He also sends out
    this e-newsletter, cares for its email list and moderates
    www.tiny.cc/JuntoForum. His own famous site discusses
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NYC Junto Newsletter – July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on June 29, 2014 ___________________________________________________ Contents * NEW Junto meeting Thursday, August 7 * NEW Junto speakers through March 2015 * NEW Lott: “Think Like a Freak,” Victor: “Investing Secrets” * NEW NOTICE: March Junto will DEBATE on healthy diet * NEW Boston Tea Party Opera, Fringe Festival, […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on June 26, 2014 ———————————————- Contents * NEW Junto meeting Thursday, July 3 * NEW Junto speakers through March 2015 * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sunday, June 29, 3:00pm * NEW NY Heroes Meetup: Celebrate favorite heroes, July 20 * NEW Robert Begley’s June Junto available as […]

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Junto news, meeting Thurs. June 5

May 27, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on May 27, 2014 ————————- Contents * NEW Junto meeting June 5 * NEW Junto speakers through Feb. 2015 * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., May 25, 3:00pm * NEW Junto podcast available, free * NEW Gene Epstein spoke in Bucharest, watch his podcasts * NEW Things […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – April, 2014

April 27, 2014

Contents * NEW Junto meeting May 1 * NEW The Future of the Tea Party: How liberals can be saved * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., April 27 , 3:00pm * NEW Ayn Rand’s final message to businessmen * NEW Aristotle Versus Religion, by Andrew Bernstein * NEW On Rush, Ayn Rand and not […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – March 2014: Ideas in opera, movie, books, podcasts

March 22, 2014

Contents * NEW Junto meeting April 3 * NEW Alexander Hamilton, founding father, his banking ideas * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., March 30, 3:00pm * NEW New site on The Politics of Taxes by a Junto regular * NEW Objectivist Summer Conference, June 27 — July 4 * NEW The Boston Tea Party […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – February 2014

February 22, 2014

Contents * NEW Junto meeting Mar. 6 * NEW Upcoming Junto speakers through June 2014 * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., Feb. 23, 3:00pm * NEW Dr. Keith Smith on free market medicine — Feb. Junto * NEW The FCC wades into the newsroom * NEW Obamacare is suffocating already sick health ins. * […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – Jan. 2014

January 25, 2014

Contents * NEW Junto meeting Feb. 6 * NEW Ayn Rand’s 109th birthday and capitalism * Upcoming Junto speakers through May 2014 * NEW Review of David Goldhill at the Jan. 2, 2014 Junto * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., Jan. 26, sense of life * NEW Celebrating Alexander Hamilton’s achievements * NEW Peter […]

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Junto Newsletter – Dec. 2013

December 29, 2013

Contents * NEW Junto meeting Jan 2 * NEW Upcoming Junto speakers through May 2014 * NEW How to end cronyism * NEW John Allison, Cato CEO, at World Bank and IMF * NEW eBook edition of “The Passion of Ayn Rand” * NEW Objectivism in Barbara Branden’s obituary, NY Times * NEW NYC Ayn […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter Nov. 2013 – Healthcare, podcasts, lots happening

November 23, 2013

Contents * NEW Junto meeting Dec. 5 * NEW Upcoming Junto speakers through April 2014 * NEW Clinton-era “Harry & Louise” ads stop gov’t healthcare * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., Nov. 24, 3:00pm * NEW “Atlas Shrugged” Reading Group, Sat., Nov. 30, 3:00pm * NEW Free market and Objectivist internet podcasts * NEW […]

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